Homestead Maple Sugar Production (Podcast)

I am led to expect that a material part of the general happiness which Heaven seems to have prepared for mankind, will be derived from the manufacture and general use of maple sugar.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

In this edition of Christian Farm and Homestead Radio I talked about small scale maple sugar production. I covered the cultural and economic importance of maple sugar in the rural northeast. I explain how to make your own maple syrup. I also covered equipment needed and how to get started. You can listen to it here…


Show Notes..

Spiles (that are driven into the tree)
Leader Evaporator Company
Half Pint Evaporator
North American Maple Producers Manual
Backyard Sugarin’: A Complete How-To Guide
Herrick Kimball’s “Backyard Sugarin’ Essays”
The Sugarmaker’s Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees


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